"I'm probably at 80-percent," he said. "I feel pretty good and I should be 100-percent by the start of the season. My mom thinks maybe I should sit out my first gam since it's not a league game. But I'll definitely be ready by game 2."
The talented QB ran a 4.47 shuttle time at the Penn State NIKE Camp back in April, when his knee was probably at 60-percent. "I haven't been tested in the 40 for a while," he said. "When I get to 100-percent, I think I can get a 4.4. I'm ready for the season."
The talented quarterback recently picked up his first scholarship offer. "West Virginia offered me," he said. "They offered me a partial scholarship because of my injury. They said if I get back to 100-percent and have a good year they'll bump it up to a full one. I like them a lot because they do a lot of recruiting in this area."
Shawell talked about some of his other favorites. "I like West Virginia, Indiana, Rutgers, and Syracuse," he said. "Rutgters has a good coaching staff and they're doing a nice job building up that program. Syracuse said they liked my junior tape which was only 3 games and they'll be watching me this year."
A new school has inched its way near the top of Shawell's list. "I also like Miami a lot too now," he said. "They have started to recruit me. Their coach talked to my coach in the spring and asked for a tape. We sent one down and now they keep sending me a bunch of mail and stuff. Miami's a great program. They're championship caliber. I love it there because in order to be a good player you have to be willing to compete and compete hard. They said they want to see tape on my first three games too. I like Miami a lot."
Personally, I think UM is probably recruiting Shawell as an athlete since he only played in three games last season as a quarterback and since it appears UM's quarterback list is down to Kyle Wright and Tommy Grady. This kid ran a 4.47 shuttle time at the NIKE Camp at 60-percent. He's probably a legit 4.45-4.50 kid over 40 yards and that's at 6-4 and 190. He has the frame to be 6-4 and 205 with that type of speed. What position, I'm not sure, but he's a prospect that I wanted to follow up on.